GOMACO Has Battery-powered Remote-control Slipform Curber

Oct. 5, 2021

GOMACO now has what it calls the industry's first battery-powered slipform curb machine.

The CC-1220e, first glimpsed at World of Concrete in June, was shown to hundreds more customers at a company event in September.

“We have been working towards an electric curb machine for almost two years now,” said Kevin Klein, GOMACO’s VP of engineering/research and development. “It has been an interesting and exciting challenge for our entire design engineering team, but especially demanding for the controls and software engineers. We take pride in leading the industry in new product innovations and adding another ‘world’s first’ to our resumé.”

The electric curb machine is equipped with a power-dense 48 VDC lithium-ion battery pack. The result is a paver with zero-exhaust emissions, reduced vibrations, and zero engine noise. The lithium-ion batteries provide enough power for a full day of paving, according to the company. Charging options include the standard eight- to 10-hour normal charge rate or an optional two-hour fast charge system.

It features the company's G+ control system with a full-function radio remote control that puts all machine operations in the hands of the operator. Travel control, manual three-point grade control, cross auger directional controls, vibrator control dial, warning lights, and emergency stop are all located on the remote’s control panel.

The CC-1200e is also equipped with rotary-sensored slew drive steering on its front wheel assemblies and has the ability to slipform a 24-inch radius, depending on the mold profile.

Other specifications include a 19-cubic-foot hopper capacity with up to 15 inches of horizontal sliding capabilities for alignment with ready-mix trucks. The hopper features a 12-inch x 5.5-foot-long auger to move the concrete at variable speeds up to 43 rpm. Curb molds can be interchanged and can be positioned on either side of the CC-1200e for right-side or left-side paving. It is equipped with one variable speed electric vibrator that is coordinated with the stop switch to provide automatic on/off vibrator control synchronized with the forward travel of the paver.

Dimensions are 8.2 feet long and 7.8 feet wide. Its rear track and two front-wheel assemblies allow up to 93 fpm auxiliary travel speed to move from one pour to the next, or loading/unloading on a new project.